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OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshots

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Las Vegas, NV

March 29, 2017, by

Las Vegas might be known globally for its rich casino industry, but there’s a thriving Jewish community that has managed to make the city of sin a city of holiness, too. Find out more about Las Vegas at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 With ten shuls, four Jewish schools, three mikvaot, nine kosher

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Atlanta, GA

March 28, 2017, by

One of the South’s most bustling Jewish communities, Atlanta, GA, has a rich history of Jewish residents dating back to the city’s founding. Today, Atlanta’s largest Jewish neighborhood is called Toco Hills and, at its center, is Congregation Beth Jacob, a vast and sprawling synagogue, and center of Jewish life and learning that includes an

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Harrison, NY

March 28, 2017, by

Harrison, a Westchester County hamlet, is right near Scarsdale and New Rochelle and, though much smaller in size than those Jewish communities, has a thriving Orthodox shul. The Young Israel of Harrison, led by Rabbi Yaakov Bienenfeld for the past 28 years, is housed in beautiful facilities built in 2010 and offers weekly learning opportunities

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Allentown, PA

March 27, 2017, by

“As far as Jewish communities are concerned, Allentown is the best-kept secret on the East Coast,” declares Dr. Moshe Markowitz, a pediatrician and New York native who has lived in the city—one of Pennsylvania’s largest metro areas—for 12 years. Find out more about Allentown at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Moshe highlights

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Dallas, TX

March 27, 2017, by

When Rabbi Ariel and Dr. Jessica Rackovsky moved to North Dallas in the summer of 2015, they didn’t need to cook for quite some time. “Dallas is an incredibly hospitable community, and people cooked and sent us meals to cover us through the Yomim Tovim,” recalled Rabbi Rackovsky. “My wife then gave birth to our

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Cincinnati, OH

March 22, 2017, by

Back in 2005, when my husband – a native Cincinnatian– and I started dating, one of the first things my Brooklyn-born father said was: “There are Jews in Cincinnati?” Much to his surprise, Cincinnati is one of the oldest Jewish communities in America, dating back to 1817, and our Orthodox community here is strong and

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Norfolk, VA

March 22, 2017, by

People in colonial dress, men and women in naval uniforms, and men in black hats—all three styles are not unusual in Norfolk, which has been a home to a growing Jewish community for years, in addition to a major naval base, and is located right near Colonial Williamsburg. Find out more about Norfolk at the

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Twin Rivers, NJ

March 22, 2017, by

Location, location, location—while many newcomers to the Jewish community of Twin Rivers, NJ, first come for its central placement between Manhattan, the Jersey Shore, and Philadelphia, they stay for the warm, small town atmosphere. Find out more about Twin Rivers at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Hadas Rosenthal has lived in Twin Rivers

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Nashville, TN

March 20, 2017, by

Nashville’s streets hum with music, but the city that’s all about the country is also home to a harmonious Jewish community with multiple resources in place. Find out more about Nashville at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 The area within the eruv, home to most of the observant Jewish community, is affectionately known

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Highland Park/Edison, NJ

March 16, 2017, by

Growing up in Bergen County, I didn’t think there was any other place in New Jersey where Jews could flourish. I met a guy from South Jersey – he worked there, and I worked in Manhattan, so we needed to find a home halfway. We spent a Shabbos in Highland Park/Edison, and it felt very

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